Posts about yarn

2018 Yarn Advent Calendar Preorders

21 June 2018

Christmas is probably the last thing on any knitter’s mind right now, but we’re already planning and souring goodies for our . Last year we only produced a handful, which sold out in just a… Read more

Pattern and kit launch: Blend In, Stand Out fade shawl by Brixton Purl

21 May 2018

Last week I was lucky enough to be joined in the dye studio by Brixton Purl aka independent knitting pattern designer Therése Hedlund ahead of the launch of her stunning new fade shawl, Blend In,… Read more

A year of Sock Club (and hello! Sock Minis Club)

26 April 2018

It’s been almost a year since we re-launched our clubs after a break (to welcome my daughter into the world), and it’s still my favourite dyeing job every month. For me, it’s a chance to… Read more

Brilliance Lace and Fuzzy Lace: New yarns for summer knits

20 April 2018

This week we’ve been busy at the dye pots creating yarns for lace knitting – just in time for the weather to finally warm up here in London! Two new laceweight yarns were added in… Read more

The Big Destash

10 April 2018

If you follow our blog, you may remember a few weeks ago I posted about following the excellent Declutter and Organise Your Sewing Space podcast from Clear The Decks. I promised that some destashing would be occurring,… Read more

Your projects: Beautiful yarn, dyed and spun

1 March 2018

Since launching our yarn dyeing kits a little over two years ago, we’ve turned many a yarn lover into a yarn dyer! Lots of kits were gifted for the winter holidays (and we suspect quite… Read more

Learning to weave: My first three FOs

19 February 2018

After acquiring my new loom, the last thing I wanted was for it to, well, loom, sad and unused in the corner of the room, so I threw myself into the business of learning to… Read more

A wintery trip to Waltham Abbey Wool Show

26 January 2018

Waltham Abbey Wool Show is an annual fixture in the yarn calendar – a one-dayer in a small venue in Essex. It’s just six miles from my home in North East London but I’ve never paid… Read more

Introducing our Yarn Loyalty Card

26 January 2018

Shopping online can often feel like it’s all about introductory offers, discount codes and flash sales – things that don’t sit very well for an artisan business like ours. As brands relentlessly case new customers,… Read more

Northern Lights spinalong

18 January 2018

I’ve been spinning for years but it’s not often that I give the wheel much love, or be particularly adventurous with spinning techniques. Though I do like a batt of glittery art-fibre, especially those from… Read more

It's a Stitch Up yarn on Canary Lotus podcast

17 January 2018

I like to catch up on blogs during my six (yes six) daily bus journeys, but I hardly ever have time to listen to or watch podcasts so I feel quite out of the loop… Read more

2017 Advent Calendar day by day

8 January 2018

I think it was the Opal brand the started the yarn advent calendar trend originally, and quite a few indie dyers have followed suit. We decided to do our first one for Christmas 2017 and… Read more